DHAA

Legal Services

Lander & Rogers, a leading independent Australian law firm is pleased to offer summary pro bono legal advice to all DHAA members. To ensure members are provided with superior legal defence in the event of a claim or complaint, Lander & Rogers has been retained as the preferred legal provider for claims made under the Professional Indemnity Insurance Program.

Members can take advantage of this complimentary service for practice related questions involving issues such as:

  • Privacy and confidentiality;
  • Conflicts of interest;
  • How to respond to requests for information from third parties;
  • Inquires from your regulatory body;
  • How to respond to a subpoena;
  • Professional misconduct;
  • Ethical obligations; and
  • Professional obligations,

If you have a practice related question and are participating in the Professional Indemnity Insurance Program, please call 1800 099 860. When you make this call, you will receive a voicemail asking you to leave a detailed message. Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Name, telephone number and address
  • Certificate and policy numbers
  • A brief summary of the issue

The lawyer who you speak with will provide you with free, confidential legal advice in order to try and avoid or reduce the probability of a claim or complaint. Each telephone consultation is limited to 30 minutes per inquiry. The lawyer may consider it appropriate to review the issues and jurisprudence, and then call you back. The advice given will rely upon the accuracy and completeness of the information you provide.

In some cases, you may be asked to contact BMS Group directly as your issue may have already triggered coverage under your policy, in which case, legal counsel may be appointed to act on your behalf. If you have received a formal complaint or been served with a legal claim, please contact BMS Group directly. If the event has triggered a claim, Lander & Rogers will be appointed as legal counsel to work on your behalf. In the event you do not wish to use Lander & Rogers or if the case has a conflict you will be able to retain alternative legal counsel. The advantage of retaining Lander & Rogers and the reason that the program has appointed them as a preferred provider is due to their expertise as one of Australia’s leaders in the area of health practice and malpractice. Retaining counsel with specialized expertise is of paramount importance for members because it helps ensure excellent representation and protection in the event of a claim.

About Lander & Rogers

Lander & Rogers is one of Australia’s leaders in insurance claims services and offers expertise in all areas of litigated and non-litigated claims.

The Lander & Rogers team not only defends a large portfolio of litigated claims against allied health professionals and health care providers, but also provides specialised services in coronial investigations, disciplinary hearings and complaints resolution processes. The team works closely with its clients to identify what is particularly important in resolving claims, including accuracy, speed, and sensitivity to reputational risk and intelligent and controlled solutions to litigation.